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Windows 8.1 Search Crash?

Last response: in Windows 8
January 27, 2014 5:54:08 PM


Today my computer (Windows 8.1 x86) started having a strange issue...when I swipe in from the right and choose "Search" from the Charms menu, once I start typing in the search box the whole display flashes blue and then the desktop resets, re-loading every icon. The same thing happens when I click on the search box in the upper-right corner of any Windows Explorer page. Any suggestions as to how to fix this? Many thanks.

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a b * Windows 8
January 27, 2014 6:00:49 PM

Sounds like explorer.exe is crashing

Try running sfc /scannow in a CMD prompt and see if that detects issues.
January 28, 2014 7:46:18 PM

Thank you very much for your response! I was going to do a system restore but before I could launch the program, I got a "Windows has detected errors on the hard drive" popup and it made me scan the drive and then restart to repair errors. After that, the problem disappeared. Even so, thank you so much for your suggestion--I'll keep it in mind if anything happens in the future :)